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324 Thomson Barbados Cruise Reviews
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Jealex10
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
All started well and a great flight from Gatwick to Barbados, with an upgrade and flight on the Dreamliner the holiday started well. Reaching Barbados and straight off the flight with a short journey straight to the ship, a ... Read more
ian1964
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
12 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Flight out Manchester to Barbados, great on Thomson Dreamliner. Embarkation smooth with no Drama. Ship looked stunning, and we were looking forward to our first cruise with Thomson, after they procured this ship from RCI. We are seasoned ... Read more
Jukeboxjury
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
We are seasoned cruisers both with Thomson's and other cruise lines. Until now we have always enjoyed cursing with Thomson and have always had a good cruise experience with them. However our latest cruise with their latest ship Discovery ... Read more
Hottie63
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This was our second cruise with Thomson having been on the spirit last year gave me the bug to book another one. We travelled with my sister on her 1st cruise. The Discovery was a much bigger ship and easier to get around. Disappointed ... Read more
JennyPoppy
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
We checked in at Gatwick and flew by Dreamliner to Barbados. We were taken directly (the hold luggage is taken directly to the ship) from the aircraft to the Ship, so no immigration or collecting baggage at the airport. Check in at the ... Read more
WayneM
Member Since 2017
1 review
17 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Let me start by saying this was our honeymoon cruise and the first cruise my wife and I have ever been on, so I don't have another to compare it with,my views are as I found it. OUTWARD FLIGHT. This was from Birmingham direct to ... Read more
Cruiser Virgin
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
13 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Our 3rd cruise with Thompson and although we got fed up during 6 sea days we enjoyed ourselves. Food was good and hot and plentiful. Service throughout the ship was excellent with all staff smiling at all times. Drinks package was good. ... Read more
gilldavies4
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose thomson for our first cruise as we were told they were a bit more relaxed, adults only, all inclusive and not too big a ship! I don't want to repeat previous reviews so will try and add bit that were relevant to us .. our Cabin ... Read more
Bripy
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed April 2017
We were attracted by a very reasonable price and to visit both Caribbean ports and Mediterranean ports in one cruise. We were dubious about whether we would like 6 days at sea, but thought we would give it a try. Flight over to Barbados ... Read more
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David turnbull
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed April 2017
Great flight out from Birmingham,long flight but well looked after.outside cabin excellent,well looked after by maid.food great after complaining about cold meals in restaurant manager made sure our food was always hot .Missed the ... Read more
L7X00
Member Since 2017
1 review
17 helpful votes
This was our second Thomson cruise, the first one was on the Celebration. The Tui Discovery was a fabulous ship, the whole experience was wonderful. The flight on the Dreamliner was great, we had a very easy transfer from the plane to ... Read more
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Lauren0c0nnell
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
The cruise itinerary we chose was paradise island which consisted of British Virgin Island (Tortola) St Maarten , St Kitts , Antigua and Bequia (the grenadines) and Barbados however we just embarked and disembarked here . All calls of port ... Read more
RogerPDorset
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Given some of the reviews, I was a little nervous of the cruise but once there we had a good relaxing holiday on the Tui Discovery, three of us in a deluxe balcony room, a little small perhaps but cleaned and tidied every day by very ... Read more
Nyontour
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Having enjoyed our a previous cruise 3 years ago on the Royal Princess visiting various ports in the Mediterranean we decided to cross the Atlantic this time and chose Thomsons for this one to the Caribbean, opting for two weeks via the ... Read more
Mr Barnacle
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
15 helpful votes
We had a super holiday on the Tui Discovery which we had selected based on the ability to directly fly to Barbados and the itinerary of the islands we visited over the 14 days. I was initially a bit worried that is a 20 year old Royal ... Read more
ajks1
Member Since 2017
1 review
17 helpful votes
This was our fifth cruise with Thomson and by far the worst. Firstly the good point:- We stepped off the airplane steps and onto a bus that took us directly to the ship. It went down hill from there. The bad points:- Food, ... Read more
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boesk1
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
We were on the Seven Shores cruise with Thomson and I truly enjoyed our experience. We were in a small inside cabin with four people (2 adults and 2 children) but the layout and storage options never made me feel crammed. Our room was ... Read more
davetrucker
Member Since 2007
13 reviews
192 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We have been home for 1week after a fabulous 2 wks on Tiu Discovery. We checked in at Manchester which went smoothly and knowing that once our cases were checked in we would not see them again until they were delivered to our cabin. Once ... Read more
Katomerikaf
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
150 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
As with a previous cruise from Barbados the overall 'getting there' was faultless for us. Our suitcases were taken from Manchester airport and we didn't see them again until they were delivered to our cabin. The Dreamliner aircraft was ... Read more
DawnPaulHols
Member Since 2017
1 review
19 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
So I like reviews to be short sweet and straight to the point. Here goes we book on a Thompson cruise with a trip on the TUI Discovery. We booked quite late so missed the drinks package. First point of note the day excursions off the ship ... Read more
steve_and_Julie
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
I am writing to you from the perspective of a disabled person in who uses a wheelchair. I have recently returned from a Caribbean cruise on the TUI Discovery. Firstly I would like to point out the positive points from my trip with ... Read more
pgibbons
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Just returned back monday 27th March 2017after a splendid two weeks cruise around the caribbean. Ship was faultless in our opinion and Food and drink was amazing especially for an all inclussive deal. The two Ala Carte restuarants we ... Read more
Patch23
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
My wife and I plus two good friends cruised for the first time March 2017. I was impressed and cannot complain although there were a couple of little niggles which I will mention Later. We had a Balcony cabin on deck 6 which was more ... Read more
Two-j
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
First cruise ever to celebrate a special birthday, it took a lot of persuading and only a back to back Caribbean would do to give it a try. Not everything went as it should. No Dreamliner which Thomson had promoted very heavily for this ... Read more
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Garner bird
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Flights delayed going and returning to Gatwick. We paid premium seating but did not even sit with each other there or back. Cabin on 8th deck with balcony didn't have the usual wow factor. Cabin stewards were excellent.Been on cruises ... Read more

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